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Cinema & Cinema Highlights

Cinema & Cinema Highlights

Some of the latest series and movies available to rent or stream! Check your streaming service for availability. A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting (2020) Recruited by a secret society of babysitters, a high schooler battles the Bogeyman and his monsters when they nab the boy she’s watching on Halloween. Cast: […]

December 4, 2020 ×

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9 homemade gifts to warm your holidays

9 homemade gifts to warm your holidays

There is little that brings as much joy as giving and receiving homemade Christmas gifts. There’s something about gifts made by hand that just warms the heart! In this season of sharing, here are nine thoughtful (and easy) DIY gift ideas. Have fun spreading some cheer! Christmas Blend Coffee Mix […]

December 4, 2020 ×

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Can’t-miss German day trips A-Z: Rothenburg

Can’t-miss German day trips A-Z: Rothenburg

One of the classic (perhaps THE classic) German day trip destinations is Rothenburg ob der Tauber. You’ve probably seen pictures in guidebooks or on websites: half-timbered buildings, cobblestone streets, impossible cuteness. There’s a reason Rothenburg is so highly recommended: it has the power to transport even the most cynical traveler. […]

December 4, 2020 ×

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Can’t-miss German day trips A-Z: Quarantine Edition

Can’t-miss German day trips A-Z: Quarantine Edition

These are strange days, especially for Americans living in Europe. After all, one of the benefits of being here is that travel is so easy. So many world-famous cultures, countries, cities, and landmarks are so reachable. And even when travel is confined to Germany, life is still good. This is […]

November 26, 2020 ×

Lifestyle

Cinema & Cinema Highlights

Cinema & Cinema Highlights

Some of the latest series and movies available to rent or stream! Check your streaming service for availability. Spellbound (2002) Eight youthful competitors compete in the 1999 Scripps National Spelling Bee. Now in the national spotlight and under heavy pressure to perform from parents, teachers and their audience, the children struggle […]

November 26, 2020 ×

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Holiday crafts for the whole family to enjoy

Holiday crafts for the whole family to enjoy

Arts and crafts are a great way for families to bond over wholesome fun. There is no better time to create together than the holiday season. Children get the chance to make gifts to give to loved ones, parents get pieces of art that symbolize lasting memories and the whole […]

November 20, 2020 ×

Lifestyle

Glühwein: 4 recipes

Glühwein: 4 recipes

Glühwein, which literally translates to “glow wine,” is a staple at every outdoor event throughout the winter months. This holiday season will be a little different due to the Covid-19 situation. There probably won’t be any Christmas markets due to social distancing regulations. But don’t fret, you can still enjoy […]

November 20, 2020 ×

Lifestyle

Make the most of winter squash season

Make the most of winter squash season

It’s winter squash season in Germany. Known as Kürbis, the same German word used for pumpkin, you can find several varieties filling the baskets at any local grocery store or commissary and lining the stands at the famers’ markets around town. Winter squashes are distinguished from summer squashes not because […]

November 20, 2020 ×

Health, Lifestyle

Don’t be a Grinch: Reducing conflict during the holidays

Don’t be a Grinch: Reducing conflict during the holidays

It is just as easy to be irritable and mean during the holidays as it is to be generous and sweet. Many families find themselves blissfully swimming in a sea of wrapping paper with gratitude one hour and the next screaming over who is hoarding the game system, causing a […]

November 20, 2020 ×

Lifestyle

Christmas Celebrated Around the World

Christmas Celebrated Around the World

The month of December is a time for random traditions around the world. Whether your family plays board games or sings karaoke, most households in America share the common tree-food-gift combo in one form or another. Though the Christmas Hollywood portrays might seem like a universally accepted norm, what you […]

November 20, 2020 ×